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Making the Most of Your First 5 Minutes

November 2
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Leadership/Professional Development
Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Ding! It’s time to begin – the next 5 minutes will have a lasting effect on the rest of your class hour… Are you ready? Whether a teacher sees their students for 45 minutes or they are with the students all day, it’s essential to grasp the attention and focus of your students within the first few minutes of your class hour so the rest of the lesson goes hassle free. This session will give you the necessary tools to MAKE THE MOST of the first 5 minutes of your class so you not only can be effective with your instruction, but also so your students get the most out of each learning opportunity. With plenty of resources and time to create, participants will walk away with a week’s worth of class starters that will engage the learners from the moment they walk in the door.

Katie Miglin
Katie Miglin
Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Teach Better Team

Katie Miglin has been a classroom teacher for 13 years in the middle school setting. She has taught 7th grade for all thirteen years with a few sections of 6th and 8th grade sprinkled throughout. Her experience includes teaching Writing and Math. During her time in the schools, Katie has held a variety of roles including Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Leader, Building Curriculum Chair for Math, Drama Club Director, and PBIS Tier 1 Coach. She has also been a part of the building leadership team, community outreach team, and before school program. When Katie is not teaching, she is working for the Teach Better Team as the Online Events Coordinator. In this role, Katie has coordinated the 12 Hour Live events and worked with members of the team in various other roles. Through this position, Katie has had the pleasure of connecting with other educators from all over the world and has loved meeting innovative and hardworking people from all walks of life. Katie loves working with other educators and is always looking for new ways to improve her classroom. While working has always brought Katie joy, her true love is at home with her husband, 2 daughters and dog. She loves working out, reading, and doing anything that involves the outdoors.